First Responder

Emergency Medical Responder (First Responder) Courses



The Emergency Responder course prepares the student to provide emergency prehospital assessment and care for patients of all ages with a variety of medical conditions and traumatic injuries. Areas of study include an introduction to emergency medical services systems, roles and responsibilities of EMRs, anatomy and physiology, medical emergencies, trauma, and special considerations for working in the pre-hospital setting. Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be a Massachusetts Certified First Responder. 

Course Objectives:

 At the completion of this program you should be able to: 

  • Describe the roles of EMS in the health care system.

  • Demonstrate the professional attributes expected of EMRs.

  • Perform the roles and responsibilities of an EMR with regard to personal safety and wellness, as well as the safety of others.

  • Perform the duties of an EMR with regard for medical-legal and ethical issues, including functioning under medical direction and within the scope of practice.

  • Apply principles of anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, life-span development, and therapeutic communications to the assessment and management of patients.

  • Identify the need for and perform immediately life-saving interventions to manage a patient’s airway, breathing, and circulation.

  • Assess and manage patients of all ages with a variety of complaints, medical conditions and traumatic injuries.

  • Apply principles of emergency medical services operations, including considerations in ambulance and air medical transportation, multiple casualty incidents, gaining access to and extricating patients, hazardous materials incidents, and responding to situations involving weapons of mass destruction.

If your department needs a First Responder training or a refresher program, we come to you. 

Becoming a certified Emergency Medical Responder (First Responder) improves a resume for various positions. In Massachusetts, all Police Officers and Fire Fighters must be certified.